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Tips for running a successful blog.

Running your own blog is a very rewarding hobby. It gives you the platform to share your opinion, write about subjects you are passionate about as well as make new friends and potentially generate additional income - you can make money from sponsored posts, sponsored competitions, affiliate marketing, display ads, page takeovers and more. 

 To run a successful blog, there are a variety of things you should do. You should try to be as consistent as possible, target specific keywords to help with ranking, write about something you are passionate about and ensure you use social media channels - in today’s world, social media is so important. 

 Below are several tips for running a successful blog. 

 Target Keywords 
 When you are trying to grow your blog and reach a greater audience, keyword targeting will be an important thing you should consider. Different keywords have different difficulties and by doing some keyword research, you’ll be able to write articles about a keyword that will increase the chances of you ranking on Google. The more rankings you have the better your monthly website traffic will be. When targeting keywords, it’s useful to know what Google knows about you - this way you don’t aim for the same keywords and you can see what Google shows - here’s how to see what Google knows about you

Be consistent 
In your lifetime you’ll hear a lot about consistency and the reason for this is that being consistent helps you achieve a lot in life - whether that’s running a blog, a YouTube channel, a marketing firm, an accounting practice, etc! When running a blog, you want to be consistent with your article writing, follow a content calendar and make sure you are regularly publishing on social media. If you aren’t consistent, your readers may start to drop off as they aren’t getting new content that they can enjoy - remember, your articles can often lift the spirit of others, which is why they return to read new posts. 

 Write about something you are passionate about 
 If you aren’t writing about something you are passionate about, then you may find yourself getting bored and losing interest in running your blog. A blog can be written about anything, you can write about sports, finance, fashion, lifestyle, cocktail-making, or running - the key is to enjoy the subject you are writing about. Your readers will be able to tell if you are not passionate as this can show through your writing. 

 Use social media 
 We have mentioned it above a few times - it’s important to use social media. There are so many different social media channels that you can take advantage of, depending on the content you publish. Video content can be shared on Instagram and TikTok whilst news stories can be shared on Twitter and Facebook. Each social media channel has its own USP’s. 

 What tips would you suggest for running a successful blog? Which of the above tips did you find most useful? Is there anything you think we should be adding to our blog post? Let us know in the comment box below.


PSAHelpline: Your Online Channel for PSA Certificates. is a user-friendly online channel, simplifying the process of acquiring essential PSA certificates, including birth, marriage, death, and Certificate of No Marriage or CENOMAR. The website is easily accessible through desktops, tablets, or mobile phones, and offers a convenient and secure solution for Filipinos seeking a straightforward and efficient way to obtain vital civil registry documents wherever they are in the country.

Since 2000, has swiftly addressed the need for hassle-free ordering and delivery of PSA certificates. In an effort to provide better services, it has undergone remarkable enhancements, offering seamless and efficient features over the year.

1. Easy, Fast, and Secure Ordering Process
PSAHelpline provides an uncomplicated ordering process, allowing users to easily request copies of their PSA certificates, all from the comfort of their homes or offices, ensuring that individuals across the country can benefit from its streamlined and efficient services.

To order, follow these easy steps:
  1.  Log on to and fill out and submit the online order form. A reference number will be assigned to the application.
  2.  Pay for the order through any of the online payment channels available, or over the counter at payment center hubs.
  3. Wait for the PSA certificate to be delivered.

2. Cost-Efficient Shipping for Multiple Copies
When it comes to ordering multiple copies of the same PSA certificate, PSAHelpline provides users with a friendly advantage that puts money back in their pockets. Implemented in January 2021, it is a cost- effective approach where the service ensures that the applicant only incurs a single shipping fee, no matter how many copies of the same PSA certificate is ordered to be delivered to one address.

3. Diverse Payment Options for Convenience and Safety
Recognizing the importance of convenience and safety in transactions, provides a variety of payment options. Whether online or over the counter, applicants can choose the method that best suits their preferences and needs, ensuring a secure and reliable payment process. Applicants may conveniently pay online immediately after submitting their orders.

Photo credit: CottonBroStudio on Pexels.

Online payments are made available for the following:
  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • GCash
  • Maya
  • Bayad Online
Over the counter payments:
  • 7-Eleven
  • Bayad
  • Palawan Pawnshops
Other payment channels available:
  • BancNet ATMs
  • Dragonpay

4. Flexible Delivery Options, Including National Book Store Outlets caters to users’ needs with flexible delivery options. Users can choose to have their PSA certificates dropped off at select National Book Store outlets, providing a secure alternative for those unable to receive their documents personally.

Opting for this delivery method provides individuals with the freedom to collect their PSA certificate at a time that aligns with their schedules, offering a convenient alternative for those constantly on the move or with unpredictable work commitments.

The National Book Store pick-up option prioritizes security and privacy. The certificate will only be released to the certificate owner or an authorized requester, and this handover is contingent upon presenting a valid government-issued ID.

As of now, this delivery method is available for orders within Metro Manila and select National Book Store branches. PSAHelpline is actively working to expand this service to include more provincial branches, ensuring that the convenience of the National Book Store pick-up option becomes accessible to a broader audience across the country.

5. Convenient Order Tracking takes transparency seriously by allowing users to track the status of their orders easily. With a simple click on the “Check Status” button on the homepage and the input of the Order Reference Number, applicants can stay informed about the progress of their request, offering peace of mind and assurance.

6. Reliable Customer Support
Experience personalized assistance with through the dedicated customer support hotline, available Monday to Saturday, from 8AM to 5PM (excluding holidays). Users can speak directly with a live agent to personally follow up on their orders or clarify any questions about the services. Alternatively, users can reach out through email at, and the email support agents will promptly address their concerns.

PSAHelpline stands as a steadfast ally for those seeking convenient online access to PSA certificates. With over two decades of commitment, PSAHelpline not only ensures efficiency but also prioritizes the safety and security of the applicants’ personal information. Serving as a reliable and user-friendly platform, it remains dedicated to simplifying the process of obtaining vital documents, embodying a legacy of trust that has stood the test of time.


How to level up your morning meal to achieve your health goals.

Working toward your health goals can be a long process, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable. A small change to your diet, for example, can make the journey fun and worthwhile.

Here’s an idea: how about making plant-based milk drinks a part of your morning meals? Ready-to-drink milk brand Vitasoy is here to help you level up your breakfast with its range of delicious and nutritious plant-based milk drinks.

The brand offers three great-tasting, nutrient-packed milky variants: the soy-based Vitasoy Plus Milky and two new milk options: Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond, made from 100% almonds and oat-based Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat. What you’ll love about them is how they are nutritional powerhouses — packed with calcium, protein, and Vitamin D. Vitasoy Plus products are heart and gut-friendly as they are cholesterol and lactose free and low in saturated fat. With proper diet and exercise, these Vitasoy plant-based milk drinks will surely keep you strong and healthy while you enjoy that familiar milky goodness.

Don’t know which plant milk to choose? Vitasoy Plus Milky is soy milk that’s milky and creamy, even vegans couldn’t believe it’s plant milk! Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond has a creamy texture and roasted almond taste, while Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat has the rich, oat-y flavor and a milky texture and aroma. You can enjoy these plant-based milk drinks on their own, mix them in your morning cup of coffee or tea, or use them to elevate your breakfast game.

Check out some ideas below:

Milky Overnight Oats
Level up your overnight oats with Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat.

In need of a quick breakfast? Prep one the night before! Just mix Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat, oatmeal, chopped fresh fruit, and a sprinkle of nuts in a jar, place it in your fridge, and enjoy it the next day. For your fruit and nut toppings, you can try bananas or apples and cashews or walnuts. The creaminess of Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat enhances the various textures and tastes of this dish, making it a hearty and enjoyable meal.

Milky Breakfast Cereal
Enjoy your morning cereal with Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond.

Yes, you can level up your basic breakfast cereal with plant-based milk! Pour Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond over cornflakes, and add your favorite fruits like strawberries or mangoes. Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond’s delightfully nutty flavor will complement the crunch of the cereal.

Milky Korean Ramyeon

Experience Korean ramyeon the milky way with Vitasoy Plus Milky!

Balance out the heat in your Korean ramen by adding the creamy goodness of milk! Pour in some Vitasoy Plus Milky into your favorite Korean ramyeon recipe, further level up its protein content with egg! Mix in some chopped vegetables and enjoy your healthy Korean breakfast!

You know what they say, there’s nothing better than starting your day with a healthy and hearty breakfast. It’s time to make Vitasoy Plus’s plant-based milk drinks a regular part of your morning!

Follow @VitasoyPH on Facebook and Instagram to learn more. 


Unlock the Joys of Learning with REX’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Christmas Promos!

Running out of gift ideas? Worry no more! We’ve got you covered. For your peppy young ones, Rex Education has prepared a delightful array of surprises, especially for this holiday season.

Let every child explore and wonder. Let the fun in learning begin!

Little Explorers Giveaway Promo

Buy any ‘Little Explorers’ and ‘Hello Animals’ regular-priced items worth PHP 350.00 and up, and receive a pencil case for free! This awesome deal is here for a limited time only. So, stock up on your Little Explorers and Hello Animals books now! The adventure of learning awaits your little ones, and so does a free pencil case!

Little Explorers Color Crafts Bundle Promo

Immerse your little ones in vibrant fun with REX's Little Explorers Color Crafts Bundle! When you purchase any two Little Explorers coloring books worth at least PHP 500.00, receive a set of REX's colored pencils for free! This bundle guarantees hours of creative exploration, making it the perfect gift to unleash your child's artistry and imagination. Remember—bundles are available for ages 3+ and ages 4+. Take advantage of this opportunity and add a splash of color to your child's world this Christmas!

Little Explorers Creative Scribbles Bundles

Get ready for a blast of fun with REX's Creative Scribbles Bundles! Each bundle, now with a fantastic 15% discount, comes with four books designed to inspire your little artists to express themselves freely. With four different sets to choose from, these bundles are the perfect spark for their creativity. From simple scribbles to extraordinary art, watch as your child beams with a sense of accomplishment and self-expression. Time's ticking! Hurry up and snag these limited-time bundles!

Hello Animals Science Wonder Bundles

Embark on a thrilling adventure with REX's Hello Animals Science Wonder Bundles, each book is now at an amazing 20% off! Uncover the wonders of the animal kingdom and learn interesting facts alongside your child. These bundles are educational and quite fun to read. Keep your little explorers curious and fuel their sense of wonderment with these bundles. Buy ‘Hello Animals’ nowand let the learning adventure begin!

Little Explorers Learning Bundles

Give the ultimate gift of knowledge with REX's comprehensive learning bundles! With four sets and a superb deal of 20% discount each, these bundles cover a wide range of subjects—from the fundamentals of math and language arts to the wonders of science. Each bundle is thoughtfully curated to make learning a joyous and engaging experience, setting the stage for a bright future. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Let the joys of learning last a lifetime.

Always and especially this Christmas, cherish every moment with your early learners. They’re only young once, so let’s make the most of it and introduce them early to the magic, fun, and joy of learning.

For us at REX, this is how we believe we can help and be part of your incomparable tender moments and heartwarming experiences with your loved ones. Let REX help you with the gift of knowledge through our ‘Little Explorers’ and ‘Hello Animals’ books.

Visit your nearest REX Book Store branch or explore our online platforms to unwrap these Christmas bundles and promos.

Let REX be your partner in gifting knowledge to every child. Happy holidays, happy giving, and happy learning!


Feeling FOMO? Join the new #DewZeroSugarGen with Niana and James, and don’t miss out on the Mountain Dew Bangis ng Zero!

In a world where we're all about living our best lives and seeking healthier options, Mountain Dew Zero proudly introduces Mountain Dew Zero Sugar to keep you from missing out on excitement and adventure! Join the #DewZeroSugarGen movement and embody the Bangis ng Zero with Mountain Dew Zero Sugar!

Just like your favorite influencers Niana Guerrero and James Reid, you don't have to compromise on fun and flavor when you choose a zero sugar lifestyle. With Mountain Dew Zero Sugar, you get to enjoy the same refreshing taste of Mountain Dew, without the sugar! It's a thirst quencher that retains the bold, citrusy kick and the exhilarating rush that Dew lovers adore, NOW with zero sugar!

Break the mundane and unleash the adventurer inside you with Mountain Dew’s latest variant! With more people becoming health-conscious, Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is the answer for those who crave the flavorful fizz of Mountain Dew minus the guilt of sugar intake.

Not only could Mountain Dew Zero fuel up a boring ol’ day, but it is also your barkada’s newest member. Gather up your crew, because with Mountain Dew Zero, you’re in for a good time with friends!

With the launch of this new product, Mountain Dew adopts a fresh look and aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the Y2K era, aligning perfectly with the zesty vibes that resonate with the Gen Z spirit. It’s a blast from the past with a futuristic twist! In spite of its trendy modern aesthetic, it still offers a nostalgic nod to those who remember the Y2K era, creating a unique blend that bridges the generation gap.

So, don't be the last to hop aboard the zero-sugar train! Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is now available in supermarkets and convenience stores in GMA and select provinces, as well as online through Shopee or Lazada. Embrace #DewZeroSugarGen and savor the Bangis ng Zero today!

You dew you! Grab yourself a bottle, and indulge in the delicious, Mountain Dew ZERO Sugar experience. Share your Mountain Dew Zero Sugar moments with us using our hashtags: #MountainDewPH #DewZeroSugarGen #BangisNgZero. Don't forget to tag us @mountaindewph as you sip, savor, and share the zero-sugar goodness!


Top 10 Easy DIY Crafts to Make At Home.

Crafting is not only a fantastic way to create unique homemade items, but it also serves as a creative outlet that can be incredibly therapeutic and rewarding. In this blog post, we are going to explore ten of the best and most simple DIY crafts you can make right at home. So, whether you're a seasoned crafter or a DIY rookie, gather up your craft supplies and get ready to ignite your creative spark!

Photo credit: Adonyi Gabor on Pexels.

Importance of DIY Crafts as a Creative Outlet

DIY crafts play a pivotal role in nurturing our creativity. It enables us to use our imaginations to create something new and innovative. Don't worry if you think you're not 'creative'- crafting isn't about perfect end results, it's about the process and pleasure of creation itself.

Some of the specific aspects that make DIY crafting an excellent creative outlet include:
  • It encourages creative thinking
  • It provides a platform for self-expression
  • It helps relieve stress by engaging the mind and hands
  • It gives a sense of accomplishment once the project is finished

Benefits of Making Crafts at Home

Producing homemade crafts carry a host of fantastic benefits. Some of them include:
  • It's a cost-effective way of creating personalized gifts
  • It’s an excellent activity for family bonding if you involve children in the process
  • You can create decor pieces that cater to your specific taste and style
  • It can be a satisfying and productive way to spend some free time
  • You can even turn your hobby into a profitable business if you wish

Stay tuned as we delve into the top 10 easy DIY crafts that you can start today, right from the comfort of your own home.

Paper Crafts

Stepping into the captivating world of paper crafts, these homemade projects tend to bring out the child in everyone. Whether it's a rainy day or you're looking for a productive way to keep your hands busy, these two craft ideas are easy to make and delightful to display.

Photo credit: Saeed Khokhar.

Origami Animals
Origami, the art of paper folding, is engrossing and therapeutic in its practice. Japanese in origin, it is not only fun but also boosts mental concentration and fine motor skills. Origami animals are one of the easiest and most popular projects to start with. Grab yourselves some colorful square origami paper and transform it into delightful creatures.

- Frogs: A fun origami project even for beginners.
- Butterflies: A little more advanced, but so rewarding creating a delicate flurry of paper butterflies.
- Cranes: A classic in the origami world. You can add a string and turn them into a pretty mobile.

Paper Flowers
For those of you who love botanical additions to your home decor but could do without the watering, try your hand at crafting delicate paper flowers. These lifelike creations are a terrific way to add a touch of nature indoors without worrying about upkeep.

- Roses: The ultimate symbol of love.
- Daisies: These white beauties are simple to make and look bright and cheery.
- Tulips: Add a dash of Dutch inspiration to your home with DIY tulips.

With either option, you're bound to create some very novel and eye-catching decor for your home. Happy crafting!

Recycled Crafts

Looking for an opportunity to save the environment while indulging your crafting, creative cravings and reducing the clutter at home? Be prepared to swoon over these easy and fun recycled crafts that are a major win-win option for your home.

Photo credit: Inspiring Women

Tin Can Lanterns
Tin can lanterns are an absolutely delightful way to brighten up your space. With just a used tin can, a small hammer and a nail, you can bring your designs to life:
  1. Remove any labels from a tin can and clean it thoroughly.
  2. Fill the can with water and freeze it, to ensure it holds its shape while you work.
  3. With a nail and a hammer, make your desired patterns on the can.
  4. Once done, let the ice melt, dry up the can, and paint any color you prefer. Voila, your lanterns are ready! Add a candle or LED light, and brighten up your space in an effortless and eco-friendly way.

Plastic Bottle Planters
Plastic wastes are a tremendous environmental hazard and finding good use for them is always a big deal. Transforming used plastic bottles into chic little planters is a super fun and environmentally friendly DIY project. All you need to do is cut the plastic bottle in half, paint it to your desired color, fill it with soil and plant your flowers, herbs or succulents. This way you're not only creating a bespoke home decor but taking an active part in saving our environment.

Newspaper Coasters
Newspapers are something every household has. Instead of tossing them in the recycling bin, how about a fun craft? Try creating these mesmerizing newspaper coasters:
  1. Cut the newspaper into strips and roll them tightly into thin rods.
  2. Start coiling these rods from one end and secure them with adhesive.
  3. Cover the coasters with a decoupage medium to make them water and heat resistant.
These eco-friendly coasters are not only going to add a vintage charm to your table, but also a great conversation starter!

Starting with these craft ideas, you’ll soon discover the immense joy and fulfillment that comes from giving new life to things that have lost their original purpose. So, make these fun, easy DIY crafts a part of your home and enjoy the sustainable crafting journey!

Fabric Crafts

Got a pile of unused fabric lying around your house? Repurposing them into crafts is one of the best ways to get creative and have a little fun at the same time!

Here are two fantastic fabric craft ideas you’ll definitely love as much as we do. So, leave everything aside, let your creativity radiate, and dive right into crafting land. 

Photo credit: In the Cove.

No-sew Pillows
Who says you need to be a master seamstress or at least a sewing enthusiast to have homemade pillows? With this easy no-sew pillow DIY craft, you'll have yourself a set of lovely, cozy pillows in no time.

- Start by cutting two squares of fabric, the size depending on how big you want your pillow to be.
- Put the two pieces together, the patterned sides facing each other.
- Start tying the fringes together. Only tie three sides, leaving one side open to stuff your pillow.
- Fill your pillow with stuffing and then tie the remaining fringes together, and voila! You’ve got a no-sew pillow.

T-shirt Tote Bags
Turn your old t-shirts into handy tote bags with this simple DIY craft. This is an eco-friendly way to upcycle your old stuff.

- First, cut off the sleeves of the t-shirt and make a larger cut to frame the neckline, which will serve as the handle of the bag.
- Flip the t-shirt inside out and sew (or glue, if you don't have a sewing machine) the bottom closed.
- Turn it right side out again, and there you go! Your very own homemade T-shirt tote bag ready to use or gift to a friend.

Nature Crafts

Nature has a habit of providing the best materials for our crafting needs. Let's dive into creating some beautiful, simple, and fun nature-inspired DIY crafts right at home.

Photo credit: S&S Blog.

Pinecone Bird Feeders
This one’s a classic and it’s perfect for the colder months when our feathery friends could use a bit of extra help finding food. Plus, Pinecone bird feeders are easy to make! All you need are some pinecones, a bit of peanut butter, bird seeds, and a string for hanging. Using a butter knife, smear some peanut butter over the pinecone.

- Roll the peanut butter covered pinecone in bird seeds until it's well coated.
- Secure the string onto the pinecone.
- Hang it outside on a tree branch.

Bingo! You've given your local birds a tasty treat and made a natural ornament for your garden.

Leaf Prints
Making leaf prints is another simple and beautiful DIY craft to utilize nature's bounty. Collect leaves of different shapes and sizes from your garden or a nearby park.

- Lay a piece of paper.
- Arrange the leaves on top.
- Coat the leaf's backside with some paint.
- Flip it over and press onto your sheet. Voilà, you got some stunning nature-inspired prints! These can be used to create personalized gift wrap, greeting cards, or to decorate your walls.

These easy and fun ideas are not just eco-friendly, but also great to engage youngsters in crafts while teaching them about nature's beauty.

Mason Jar Crafts

There's simply something magical about Mason jars! These simple everyday objects that once held grandma's homemade jam can be transformed into the most charming and practical crafts. Let's explore a few ideas that are easy, fun, and can add a unique twist to your home.

Photo credit: Elle Decor.

Mason Jar Candles
Who doesn't love the soft, warm glow of a candle? Better yet, making your own allows you to fill your home with your favorite scents. Here's how:

- Find an old Mason jar (or buy one from your local craft store).
- Purchase some wax flakes (soy is a great, eco-friendly option), essential oils for fragrance, and a wick.
- Melt the wax flakes in a pot, stirring in your chosen oil once it has fully melted.
- While the wax is cooling slightly, secure your wick to the bottom of the jar.
- Pour the wax into the jar, ensuring the wick stays upright.
- Allow the candle to cool and firm up before use.

Mason Jar Herb Garden
In addition to candles, Mason jars can be used to create your very own herb garden. The process is amazingly simple and deliciously rewarding.

- First, fill your Mason jar about 2/3 full with potting soil.
- Add your herb seeds (such as basil, mint, or thyme), and then cover with a little more soil.
- Water your seeds lightly, and place your jar in a sunny window.
- With just a little patience, you will soon see your herbs sprouting! Continue to water as needed.

In no time, you'll have fresh herbs right at your fingertips for your cooking adventures and fresh-smelling, homemade candles to create a cozy ambiance! 


Well, the journey we took together was nothing short of exciting! From discovering our creative side to getting our hands busy, it's clear how both satisfying and fun crafting can be. So, let’s quickly recap on our top 10 easy DIY crafts to make at home that delighted us in this guide:
  • Dream catcher
  • Handprinted mugs
  • Homemade bath bombs
  • DIY candle holders
  • Handmade photo frames
  • Origami deigns and patterns
  • Homemade jewelry using beads
  • Popsicle stick bookmarks
  • Homemade soaps
  • DIY wall décor using stock photos

Encouragement to start crafting and share creations with others If you've ever thought crafting could be daunting, hopefully, these easy crafts we've explored have changed your mind. There's no creativity too small or detail too trivial when it comes to DIY crafts. I encourage everyone reading this to pick up your crafting tools, dive into these projects, and start creating!

Don't just stop there. Once you've whipped up these homemade crafts, share them with loved ones. Better yet, post them on your social media! Inspire others with your creativity and even help make their home a little bit more personal and inviting with your DIY crafts. Remember, the beauty of creativity lies within the joy you get from creating something from scratch and the happiness it sparks in others that appreciate them.

Take that step today. It's time to rock the world with your craftiness! Happy crafting!


Resilience through preparation: PCPPI reinforces disaster preparedness capabilities to build stronger Filipino communities.

In the Philippines, the second half of the year not only signals the start of the long countdown to Christmas, but also monsoon season. Traditionally, typhoons sweep across the country during this time, often aggravating the south-western spell (“Habagat”) that trigger flooding and other concerns.

At least 20 typhoons hit the Philippine area of responsibility every year, with the violent ones often posing the biggest threat to human lives and industry, that may result in costly economic loses and damages.

Given the frequency of natural hazard events in the country, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—ensures that its Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) teams are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate disaster risk by regularly conducting refresher training courses.

We conduct policy and procedure refreshers among our EHSS teams to enhance our disaster preparedness. We revisit our strategy, which are aligned with guidelines set by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) policies, on what to do before, during, and after hazardous events,” said PCPPI Sr. Manager for Safety and Security Dindo C. Garcia.

We also conduct monthly performance monitoring to see if our teams across the country are consistently aligned with the regulatory standards and to assess the areas that merit improvement,” he added.

PCPPI is also committed to building on stronger relationships with local government units (LGU) to help enable and support communities in times of natural hazard events.

Our employees are at the heart of our operations. It is our responsibility to ensure we not only empower our teams and partners, but also our customers and the communities where we operate. We recognize our responsibility to prepare and help them in times of emergencies and calamities towards quick recovery with minimal disruption to their activities,” Garcia added.

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines, such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Chum Churum Soonhari. More information about the organization is available via

Have Yourself The #HappiestChristmasAtSM with a New Jingle by Jose Mari Chan!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to kickstart the festive spirit than with the iconic Jose Mari Chan? This Christmas, SM has teamed up with the Father of Philippine Christmas Music to gift us all a catchy, heartwarming tune that's sure to make your holiday season even more special.

Photo credit: SM Supermalls.

This year, Chan has returned to serenade Pinoy shoppers with the song entitled “Celebrate Christmas at SM.” With his timeless voice, you are sure to feel the warmth of the holidays and create joyful memories with your friends and family.

The latest Christmas jingle is the perfect anthem for the holiday season. With a lyrics and chorus that's impossible not to sing along to, it's the kind of song that will have you humming while shopping for gifts or browsing the latest offers.

Make your way to your favorite SM Mall, Shop for gifts, savor holiday treats, and create unforgettable moments with loved ones only at SM.

To know more about the events this Christmas and to check out this year’s Christmas Jingle, visit and follow @smsupermalls and #HappiestChristmasAtSM on social media.


Get a Flattering Look Instantly With Shapewear Outwear for a Perfect Fit and Style.

Shapewear has been around for a long time to shape the body and accentuate natural curves. Of course, it boosts women's self-confidence and increases self-love, too. Long known as slimming undergarments, the huge popularity of modern shapewear is now turning it into the new outerwear. Shapewear is becoming a fashion statement in its own right.

Innovative, flattering and fashionable designs blur the boundaries of shapewear as a tight undergarment that must be hidden under clothing. Instead, now you can see many celebrities and fashion influencers wearing shapewear as gorgeous outfits for any occasion. Shapewear outerwear is the trend, and we are here for it!

The concept of shapewear undergarments as outerwear is actually nothing new. However, the influence of social media has made the shapewear outerwear style more popular than ever, and many are loving it. If you want to dip your toe into this trend, follow this simple guide on how to style your shapewear outerwear for a flattering look, below!

1. Pair With Jeans

Lace Glamour Leavy Florals Long Sleeve Bodysuit

You can never go wrong with this combination, a figure slimming bodysuit and high-waisted jeans!

Shapewear bodysuits are the best pieces that you can consider wearing as shapewear outerwear. It's actually a better choice than other types of tops. Shapewear bodysuits not only elevate your look with trendy designs, but also give you a shaping effect that you can get instantly, from flattening your stomach, sculpting your waistline to smoothing out your silhouette.

You can find many bodysuits in flattering designs at Shapellx. This brand offers the best shapewear in a variety of designs, including slimming bodysuits in a wide selection of fashionable styles, patterns and colors. The best style is completely yours. Jeans will go perfectly with everything, and so will a bodysuit. Whether it's the most basic design, V-neck, cut-out, long sleeve or halter-neck, the duet combination of shapewear bodysuit and jeans will give you a stunning streamlined look that you can wear comfortably every day.

2. Drape The Blazer

PowerConceal™ Mixed Color Racerback Bodysuit

If you want a preppy style, throw an oversized blazer over your shapewear bodysuit. This time, choose a bodysuit with a minimalist design and neutral colors as a base, so you can easily mix and match with various blazers like an expert.

Even if combined with any bottoms, shapewear bodysuits will give you a tucked-in look that stays tidy all day long. Shapewear bodysuits provide compression that can help you eliminate muffin tops and achieve a smooth silhouette instantly. This style will look elegant for all occasions. However, before you steal this style, make sure you choose a quality tummy shaper or bodysuit made from light, high-elastic fabric to support your comfort.

3. Sheer Layering

AirSlim® See-Through Mesh Smoothing Bodysuit

You can create layering styles in many ways. If you have shaper shorts, it's a great idea to layer them under a see-through dress for a chic look, as has been seen a lot in recent street style. Shaper shorts not only provide a modern fashionable touch, but also accentuate your natural curves in a much better version.

You can also achieve a more feminine yet adorable style by combining a see-through smoothing bodysuit under a strapless mini dress. This look is inspired by one of Shapellx's hottest items right now, the AirSlim® See-Through Mesh Smoothing Bodysuit. Not only can it take your look to the next level, the shapewear bodysuit also offers a comfy sculpting effect that will make your dress fit better on your body. Steal this look before this fall and winter ends, or you will regret it later!

4. Mix And Match Shaping Leggings

AirSlim® Front Slit Flare Legging

While we are busy on shapewear bodysuits as a versatile top, shaping leggings are already queuing up next on the list. Indeed, shaping leggings are one of the best shapewear items for a cozy yet stylish everyday look that you shouldn't miss this year.

Many women look for a body shaper with butt lifter to tighten and shape an adorable bubble butt. Shaping leggings are one item that offers the same features, and that's why many women agree that in some ways, shaping leggings are better than jeans. This item gives the illusion of longer and slimmer legs, in addition to enhancing the shape of your butt. Better yet, shaping leggings can be worn as outerwear that goes perfectly with any top and layer, even your bodysuit. It can also pull out all the styles you want, from sporty, casual to cute.

5. Wear A Shapewear Dress Or Shaping Jumpsuit

Built-In 360° Draped Mesh Shaper Dress

The real definition of effortlessly stylish is wearing a shapewear dress. This item can give you everything in one piece, comfort, flattering look and perfect sculpting. You don't even need any other pieces to make it stand out, it looks gorgeous in its own way!

Shapewear dresses are a modern shapewear innovation that offers versatility and practicality. Their flattering designs can embrace any style and elevate your look for all occasions. While its pretty dress knocks your mood, the built-in shapewear provides a perfect hourglass sculpting and support to boost your confidence. Apart from shapewear dresses, you can choose shaping jumpsuits for a chic and fancy style. Either way, it will definitely look stunning on you!

6. A New Trend Alert: 2-in-1 Shapewear Tops

Built-in Shapewear 2-in-1 Overlapping V-neck Top

We always have space to talk about shapewear bodysuits, right? A new trend alert has been dropped in the shapewear industry. Now officially offered by the popular brand Shapellx, the 2-in-1 shapewear tops, which are taking the stage this season.

This shapewear provides a stylish and comfortable look from the outer layer, plus slimming and shaping features from the inner layer. This best shapewear provides full support for the breasts, tummy, waist, buttocks and thighs, which allows you to achieve your best curves flawlessly. If you have this item in your wardrobe, it means you are ready to bring your shapewear out from under your clothes!


Pru Life UK receives back-to-back awards at the 20th annual International Business Awards.

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK clinched four Stevie® awards at the 20th annual International Business Awards held on 13 October in Rome, Italy.

Pru Life UK was awarded a Silver Stevie® in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category for PRUHealth FamLove, a first-of-its-kind renewable plan that provides critical illness insurance coverage for up to 4 family members.

PRUHealth FamLove is a progressive and inclusive insurance product covering both traditional and modern families, including foster families, LGBTQIA+ couples, single parents, and common-law partners.

Pru Life UK was also bestowed two Bronze Stevie® awards in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Climate Change and Internal Communications category.

We are grateful for every opportunity to show our PRU Love to our dear employees, our 40K-strong agency force, our 1.7M customers, and all our communities. With these awards, we are humbled and even more inspired to bless many more Filipinos, families, and communities and be their partners for every life, protectors for every future,” says Eng Teng Wong, Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer.

At the core of its work on Communicating Insurance Protection as a Climate Adaptation Measure is the pioneering study which revealed that no disease group is immune to the effects of climate change and warned that cases of certain diseases will increase due to global warming.

This made a strong case for financial security to be recognized as a climate adaptation measure. The result of the study was released to the public through a media briefing, followed by a three-part webisode with industry experts.

Meanwhile, its 2022 Byaheng PRU Employee Engagement Campaign was recognized for excellence in internal communications. A project of its Employee Welfare Committee, it has been instrumental in fostering collaboration among employees from various divisions and empowering over 900 full-time employees to lead their company-wide initiatives for growth and success.

The International Business Awards is a prestigious awards program that honors achievements in the workplace. The 2023 competition has attracted over 3,700 nominations from various organizations in more than 60 countries.

Last July, the Insurance Asia Awards, one of the industry’s most prestigious programs, named Pru Life UK as the International Life Insurer of the Year - Philippines for the third consecutive year.

These awards come on the heels of Pru Life UK securing the top spot in the latest industry performance report by the Insurance Commission based on New Business Annual Premium Equivalent (NBAPE) in the second quarter of 2023.

Details about the IBA and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at


Golden Grains PH marks its 36th year celebrating throughout the holidays!

To celebrate its 36th year, Golden Grains Philippines invited fellow October birthday celebrators to join in the fun and get a chance to snag their favorite rice variants for free. The same products that have made Golden Grains beloved through the years will be given away to 36 lucky October celebrators this month!

Lucky participants are set to receive their choice of Golden Grains’ well-patronized rice varieties namely, Super Angelica, Maharlika, Sinandomeng Special, Dinurado Aromatic Rice, Platinum Plus Whole Grain Rice, Thai Jasmine Rice, and Kanto Japanese Rice, as well as Golden Grains’ range of Healthy Alternative rice products - Organic Brown Rice, Organic Red Rice, and Organic Black Rice.

Golden Grains is a quality brand under REJ Commercial Corporation that was launched on October 1987 amidst political turmoil in the Philippines. It has emerged as a sturdy rice brand despite challenges through the years because of its consistently high-quality, homegrown rice products sourced directly from the major rice granaries of Mindoro, Nueva Ecija, and Isabela.

The brand is also one of the pioneers in the industry to introduce Organic Red and Organic Brown rice varieties into a market in need of a healthy alternative to white rice in 2004. In less than a year, it was already awarded by the Consumers’ League of the Philippines as the Most Outstanding Organic Rice Brand the following year. Golden Grains’ timely and consumer- driven decisions have truly turned into winning milestones definitely worth celebrating on its 36th year.

This 2023, Golden Grains has made a commitment to make its offers more exciting through its availability plans, month-on-month promotions, and consumer-centric strategy.

Golden Grains Availability
Golden Grains makes flexibility, freshness and your peace-of-mind a top priority whichever way you prefer - bringing home fresh, vacuum-sealed harvests or ordering online and receiving them right at your doorstep.

Golden Grains continuously makes its products available in renowned supermarkets like Waltermart, Robinsons, AllDay, Shopwise, South Supermarket, Metro Gaisano Supermarket, LCC Supermarket (Bicol), among others.

Golden Grains has also made itself fully present and available to its online consumer market via Lazada and Shopee forging further brand growth into the 21st century.

Month-on-Month Promotions
Double digit sales are one of the many exciting ways Golden Grains connect with its consumers. Each month, offers of free or discounted shipping costs and unbeatable deals have become a big attraction to its online followers.

Some exciting double day sales were the 8.8 August sale offered up to 80% off on shipping fees in both Golden Grains’ Official Shopee & Lazmall stores, and for 9.9 September, its Platinum Plus Whole Grain rice campaigned for a 99-Peso discount. 

Last 10.10 October, it offered a flash sale exclusive to the e-commerce platforms and will be giving away gifts of rice packs to lucky October Birthday Celebrators. Catch the announcement on Golden Grains’ Facebook and Instagram after today’s final day to enlist!

November and December are equally prize-packed as 11.11 gives away 36 premium rice dispensers and 12.12 starts early to complete the 12 Days of Giveaways with Golden Grains.

Consumer-centric Campaigns
Cooking rice and recipes best-paired-with-rice have become a strong bridge of communications where Golden Grains and its consumers delightfully engaged with each other. With countless recipes dished out, lots of tasty food fares prepared, and many rice stories shared, Golden Grains has captured the hearts of its consumers with ideas, tips, hacks or simply able to trigger some delicious cravings.

While different rice recipes require different types of rice, Golden Grains know that different people also like different varieties. This is why efforts of the brand have been more consumer- centric by letting participants, winners and stakeholders choose their preferred variant at every opportunity possible.

Each of us brings a different story on the ways we consume rice — there are the white rice loyalistas, the healthy rice advocates, and the controlled-rice consumers —But no matter your story, Golden Grains has the rice for you.

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Trick or Treat | Fun and surprises for kids at Rizal Park's Halloween Party!

Get ready for an unforgettable Halloween kids party as Rizal Park Hotel once again opens its ballroom doors on October 29, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The hotel is bringing back the magic of Halloween, turning up the excitement this year to a whole new level with a thrilling lineup of activities and surprises that will keep children and parents alike entertained throughout the day.

For just ₱1000, which admits one kid and one adult companion, attendees will enjoy access to all the festivities including a magic show, puppet show, and a bubble show.

But the fun doesn’t stop there – this Halloween Kids Party is packed with exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. From the treats parade and photobooth to face painting, inflatables, and a scavenger hunt that will have kids and parents working together to solve riddles and uncover hidden treasures.

All kid attendees are also invited to participate in the Best in Costume contest for a chance to win an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2.

Photo credit: Carolina Grabowska on Pexels.

When hunger calls, fear not! This event features food kiosks with delectable treats, with prices starting at ₱100. As an added treat, all ticket holders can avail the lunch or dinner buffet at Cafe Rizal for only P999 on October 29. This year’s Halloween party is sponsored by Tiger Sugar, Advance Paper, Benby Enterprises, Ultrafresh Diapers, and Arce Dairy Ice Cream.

To secure your tickets, call or Viber 09276687839. Purchase now for a day filled with laughter, creativity, and Halloween thrills that will bring families closer together.
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